Dental Health Week 2023

For this year’s Dental Health Week 2023, the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health awareness campaign, the focus is on the mouth and whole-body connection.

There is growing evidence that oral inflammatory diseases have an impact on our systemic health conditions. Severe gum disease in the mouth can lead to destruction of the supporting structures of teeth causing loss of gums and bone. This disease has been associated with cardiovascular disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, lung conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.
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